Two-way battle for coveted star won

Last updated : 10 January 2006 By Mo Sultan
The deal is repotedly worth in the region of £1million.

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp admitted he was disappointed to miss out on signing the keeper: "I like Antti Niemi and he is a terrific goalkeeper, one of the best in the country, we tried to see if we could do a deal but I think he is going to Fulham."